Shredding all the fresh powder yesterday at Burke Mountain really took its toll on my legs. I was planning on going to Jay Peak early this morning to meet up with some people but when I woke up my legs were on fire. I decided it would be best to give my legs a rest for the day. This made me become antsy! There was no way I could not go to the mountain when conditions were so good, especially on the first day of a new year and decade.

I Made It In Time For A Couple Of Runs

I decided to make my way to Burke to get two runs in before I had to go to my parents house for New Years dinner. I hit Boarder Line and Marshland via Carriage Road, which were two trails I didn’t get to hit yesterday. My legs were in pain when skiing straight on the groomers but didn’t hurt at all when shredding in the bumps and powder. Tomorrow morning I will redeem myself and make my way up to Jay Peak to check out what my friend said were the best East Coast conditions she’s ever skied in.


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I’ve spent my entire life living in cities, where I was able to urban, distance and aggressive skate all year long. In December of 2017 I moved to rural Vermont and found myself in the dead of winter, with snow all around me. Winters in Vermont are long and harsh, making skating nearly impossible 4-5 months out of the year. I live 2.5 hours from the nearest city and an hour from the nearest trails, making skating even in the summer much less frequent then I was used to.

Something needed to supplement my skating during the off season, so I took up skiing on January 2nd of 2019. From the moment I put on skis, I was hooked! Skiing gives me the exact same feeling I get from urban skating. Through skiing I am able to replicate the feel of carving around on city streets and playing on whatever obstacles catch your eye. This blog chronicles my stoke on skiing during my skating off season.

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